“'There's cold chicken inside it,' replied the Rat briefly; 'coldtonguecoldhamcoldbeefpickledgherkinssaladfrench
rollscresssandwichespottedmeatgingerbeerlemonadesodawater----'

'O stop, stop,' cried the Mole in ecstacies: 'This is too much!'”
-- from
The Wind in the Willows


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hello Kidlit lovers -- new books to learn about and WIN for your classroom or library

On the lookout for new books to fit in with your curriculum? Can you say freebies?  Perhaps one of these four are right for your classroom or library?  See the links to enter to win.

If you're looking for lessons on History, Pioneer life, Parts of a story, Abraham Lincolns, Friendship and Responsibility, then take a peek at ABE LINCOLN CROSSES A CREEK, by Deborah Hopkinson.  Read this note from the author for a chance to win an autographed copy. (Grades Pre-3).





Poetry?  Language Arts?  Rhyme and Rhythm?  Robert L. Forbes' LET'S HAVE A BITE:  A Banquet of Beastly Rhymes, illustrated by Ronald Searle (New Yorker magazine readers will most definitely recognize the artwork!) is worth a look.  Want a taste? (Preschool and up)


What if you're teaching Language Arts, History, War and Conflict, Literature Circles, Geography (Southwestern U.S.) and you'd like a novel to tie into your lessons? Diane Stanley's starred Booklist review book SAVING SKY might be just the one.  Plus she's offering a chance to win a free Skype visit.  How cool would it be to have the author talking with YOUR readers?  (Grades 5 and up)






High school librarians and teachers doing units on Creative writing, Anxiety, Social skills, Psychological disorders, Eating disorders? Chelsea Rae Swiggett writes this about RAE:  "RAE is about understanding yourself and accepting whatever it is you understand. And everyone needs to learn that."  For a chance for a sample copy...(Grades 7 and up)
 
Someone's going to win 'em... why not you?

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